You Can Buy Pablo Escobar’s 1974 Porsche 911 RSR


You Can Buy Pablo Escobar’s 1974 Porsche 911 RSR

The world of motorsports is incredibly cost-prohibitive, and as a result, it has always attracted a collection of wealthy participants. The fortunes that support motor racing aren’t always made on the right side of the law, which this 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR IROC is proof of. Once owned by the notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, you now have a chance to take home this restored racer thanks to the folks at Collecting Cars.

This Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR IROC is just one of 15 examples built for the 1974 model year. That alone makes this a valuable machine, but the story of this 911 is much wilder than most. The Sahara beige coupe was initially purchased by Roger Penske, who enlisted the driving talents of Emerson Fittipaldi during the inaugural IROC season, according to Collecting Cars. Penske would later sell the car to IMSA racer John Tunstall, who piloted the beige Porsche at races such as the 24 Hours of Daytona and the Sebring 12 Hour. It would be Tunstall who got Escobar involved in the story of this car, as he sold the RSR to the cartel head.

Escobar kept the RSR until the early Nineties, racing the car with 935 bodywork during his ownership. After returning to the United States, the car underwent a three-year restoration that ended in 2010, at which point the team at RennGruppe Motorsports returned the car to its 1974 IROC specification. The car retains its original ”high-butterfly” 3.0-liter flat-six engine, as well as the factory five-speed manual gearbox. Like all IROC models, this 911 also wears a unique decklid and spoiler combo, matte black headlamp covers, quick-releases for the hood, and five-lug Fuchs wheels. Inside, the racer’s original interior remains intact, showing minimal signs of its competition history. The livery has also been returned to IROC-spec, complete with Fittipaldi’s name on the doors and windshield.

For the full story, check out this article from Road & Track.

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